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Tue May 21, 2019, 12:43 PM

I voted! Did you?

Donít forget that there are a couple of special elections today, including PA-12. Vote for Marc Friedenberg for Congress. Flip it blue!!!

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Reply I voted! Did you? (Original post)
femmocrat May 21 OP
FakeNoose May 21 #1
iamateacher May 21 #2
DeminPennswoods May 21 #3
blue neen May 21 #4
modrepub May 21 #5
DeminPennswoods May 21 #6
blue neen May 21 #7
DeminPennswoods May 21 #8
blue neen May 21 #9
DeminPennswoods May 21 #10
DeminPennswoods May 21 #11
DeminPennswoods May 21 #12
femmocrat May 22 #13
meow2u3 May 22 #14

Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:48 PM

1. Thanks for the reminder

I plan to walk to my polling place because it's only a couple blocks from my house.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:04 PM

2. I am manning the Dem table

Near Philly. Good turnout for local primary.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 02:32 PM

3. I voted

At 7:30, I was voter 21, but we'll see how the vote goes. I voted for all the women running for judgeships.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 05:50 PM

4. Special Election for State Senate seat 41.

There is a very good candidate named Susan Boser!

Yes, we voted!

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 06:35 PM

5. New Voting Machines!

Got a demonstration of the new machines. Paper ballot with bar codes produced that is scanned in and sent to the court house. Liked that I can write in a candidate without using a pen and check my vote before I finish. The only down side I see is the whole process may be slow so busy polling stations may have long lines next year if there are not enough machines and/or poll workers.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #6)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:10 PM

7. It's such a gerrymandered Republican district, and it's really unfair.

I had the chance to meet Susan Boser, and she's a fantastic candidate.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #7)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:53 PM

8. Looks like a really light turnout

1/3 of the precincts reporting, all in Armstrong and Westmoreland counties and just over 9000 total votes. But this is a tough district, it is overwhelmingly Republican.

The 12th CD also a tough pick up, too, but I will be interested to see how Centre County votes.

The 11th state house district isn't much of a pick up chance either.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #8)

Tue May 21, 2019, 10:06 PM

9. Why haven't the state seats been un-gerrymandered, like our national congressional seats?

I don't understand that.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #9)

Tue May 21, 2019, 11:16 PM

10. Because the state supreme court decision only affected

the CDs.

The state house and senate districts have always been drawn by a bi-partisan group of legislatures that was jokingly referred to as an "incumbent protection program".

FairdistrictsPA has been working to change the redistricting process to make it a non-partisan, citizen driven process, but the bills introduced in the legislature died last year after Metcalfe's govt committee gutted the bill and replaced it with language that was unacceptable to Dems. These bills have been re-introduced again this session and have a better chance since Metcalfe was removed from the House gov't committee and can no longer block or change it, but a bill has to pass 2 consecutive sessions of the state legislature before it can get on the ballot for a vote.

I would say find your local fairdistrictspa chapter and think about getting involved. Link: https://fairdistrictspa.com/local-groups

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 11:34 PM

11. Results

State House District 11: Mustello, R, 53
Doctor, D/I 47

Fewer than 10, 000 total votes, but surprisingly close for the very red Butler County.

12th CD: Keller, R, 72
Friedenberg, D, 28

This is a huge district by land area (16 of PA's 67 counties) containing the Allegheny Mtns and 2/3rds of the northern tier counties, very lightly populated and rural. The only interesting return will be from Centre County (still not reported) where State College and University Park (Penn St) were seperated from the rest of Centre County which is in CD 15 and put in CD 12.

State Senate District 41: Pittman, R, 66
Boser, D, 34

Butler surprisingly close at Pittman only won 57-43 there. Another light turnout with just under 37,000 total votes. But this was another tough pick up district, pretty red district.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 11:42 PM

12. Superior Court primary results

With nearly 96% reporting,

On the Dem side:
Amanda Green-Hawkins 38%
Dan McCafferty 31.65%
Beth Tarasi 30.37%

On the R side:
Megan McCarthy King 35.5%
ChristyLee Peck 33.5%
Rebecca Warren 31%

Overall in this only statewide race, Dem turnout was 1.180M; Republicans turnout .998M. That is a good sign, imho.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #12)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:07 AM

13. Thanks for the excellent reports.

Iím so disappointed about Friedenberg. I was really hoping we could pick up another seat in the House.

Turnout was only 24% in our county (SW PA).

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 01:24 PM

14. I voted yesterday morning

We had DA, local borough council, and the Superior Court primaries in Nazareth, PA.

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